Middlemen are supposedly paid HK$10,000 to HK$12,000 to take illegal immigrants to Hong Kong by high-speed sampan. Photo: David Wong

Number of immigrants smuggled from Shenzhen to Hong Kong soars

Hundreds of illegal immigrants, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan, have poured into HK over past year using border city as staging ground

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Middlemen are supposedly paid HK$10,000 to HK$12,000 to take illegal immigrants to Hong Kong by high-speed sampan. Photo: David Wong
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